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Ladies Weekend - Carlyon Bay 2023

The weekend started on various days with tourists arriving from Wednesday onwards. We had some rain on Thursday and Friday but were blessed with lovely weather for the remainder of the weekend. The sea breeze and fantastic views over the English Channel along with great company, it doesn't get much better!

The Carlyon Bay Hotel remained in excellent condition with friendly staff, helpful and professional as always. Needless to say that we were well looked after for our entire stay once again.

The GGC competitions were held from Thursday to Sunday and on Friday we also went into battle in the away match against the Pirates from Cornwall (Cornish Captains). Unfortunately the team lost 6½ to 3½.

Preident Mike extended a warm welcome to all of the GGC party during Friday's dinner before we retired to the lounge for some hard earned refreshments!

Whilst the golfers strutted their stuff on the golf course, the non-golfing ladies did their own thing on Saturday with either a shopping/sight-seeing trip to Truro or a discounted Spa treatment. A few ladies also managed the coastal walk into Charlestown or the amble down to Carlyon beach.

Saturday evening saw the annual black tie drinks reception. Dressed in our finery everyone was presented to our hosts, President Mike with his lady Glo and Captain Geoff with his lady Wulli, followed by a superb meal.

Following dinner we retired to the lounge where Clive Jose, a fantastic singer and DJ, got most revellers showing their moves on the dance floor!

On Sunday morning, Maggie Drinkwater and Millie Broady looked after the Non-golfing Partners putting contest and in the afternoon the ladies then enyoyed a complimentary wine & cheese tasting session delivered by Peter Brennan.

Later we sat down to our last dinner of the trip and had a bit of fun with a table quiz along with loads of banter. This was followed by the all-important prize giving and the countless stories of the weekend.

Captain Geoff rounded off the evening with a few words and thanked everyone for participating throughout the weekend. He also commended all the staff at both the hotel and golf club for their help and assistance in making our stay so very special.

We departed after breakfast on the Monday morning - all looking forward to more of the same in 2024.

Thanks to Jim Ford & Dereck Buttler for the organisation of the weekend and to Eric Millard for standing in as our official photographer.

If you would like a copy of any image please contact the GGC Secretary

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